Skip to content
Confetti pasta recipe

Confetti pasta recipe

1 rating

Make lunch fun for kids with a creamy pasta made with 'confetti' vegetables or, to me and you, loads of veggies chopped into little pieces. There's lots packed into this healthy recipe for children including sweetcorn, black beans, pepper, olives and fine beans. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 12 mins to cook
  • 513 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 150g farfalle pasta
  • 100g fine beans
  • ½ red pepper, finely chopped
  • 130g black beans from a 400g tin, drained and rinsed
  • 100g sweetcorn from a 325g tin, drained
  • 50g pitted black olives, finely sliced
  • 75g 50% less fat soft cheese
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced
  • 5g fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and roughly chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    2165kj
    513kcal
    26%
  • Fat

    11g 15%
  • Saturates

    4g 20%
  • Sugars

    15g 15%
  • Salt

    0.7g 11%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 84.2g Protein 20.4g Fibre 13.4g

Method

Make lunch fun for kids with a creamy pasta made with 'confetti' vegetables or, to me and you, loads of veggies chopped into little pieces. There's lots packed into this healthy recipe for children including sweetcorn, black beans, pepper, olives and fine beans.

  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil and add the pasta. Return to the boil and cook for 10-12 mins.
  2. Meanwhile steam the fine beans for 5 mins. Allow to cool slightly before finely chopping.
  3. In a bowl combine the chopped fine beans, red pepper, black beans, sweetcorn and olives.
  4. Drain the pasta, reserving 50ml of cooking water. Stir the soft cheese, lemon juice, two-thirds of the parsley and the reserved pasta water through the pasta, then toss through the prepared vegetables.
  5. Divide between 2 plates and serve scatted with parsley, lemon zest and black pepper.
See more Healthy recipes for kids

Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

You may also like

Be the first to comment

Before you comment please read our community guidelines.

blog comments powered by Disqus